Coll. by Max Hunter Dubbed by M.C. Parler
Mrs. Pearl Brewer Pocahontas, Ark May 27, 1959
Reel 345, Item4
Young Em'ly was a servant girl,
As often I've been told,
Young Johnny was a sailor,
Who sailed on sea for gold.
Oh Johnny, dear Johnny,
Stay with me this night,
My father runs a boarding house,
All down by the riverside.
Young Johnny taken to drinking,
Just at the going to bed,
But little was he thinking Of the sorrow crowned his head.
Young Emla fell a-sleeping,
She dreamed a frightful dream,
She dreamed she saw her own true love Go floating down the stream.
Young Emly rose quite early,
Just at the break of day,
She went into her mother's room And this to her did say:
Mother, dear Mother,
Come tell to me just right,
What have you done with the sailor boy Who stayed with you last night?
Daughter, dear Daughter,
He is dead now,
His money will make a show,
Where he has been sailing
All down in the lowlands low.
She went to her father's room
And this to him did say,
Father, dear Father,
You'll did a public an sure For drownding of my own true love Who sailed on sea for gold.
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